The Town of Williamsburg invites written applications for a truck driver/laborer position in the Highway Department. This is a temporary position with a pay rate of $18.11 per hour.
Summary/DefinitionOperates and maintains public works vehicles and equipment in performing construction and maintenance activities and snow and ice removal. Performs other labor, as directed by the Highway Superintendent, when not assigned to operate a specific piece of equipment; all other work as required.
Works under general direction of the Highway Superintendent who, through verbal and written
instruction, assigns work projects.
Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled manual work.
Errors could be serious involving delay in providing services, monetary loss to the town, danger to
public safety and personal injury.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties or responsibilities listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Operates trucks and other equipment of moderate complexity for all public works projects; hauls
gravel, dirt, sand and other materials; loads and unloads materials; performs manual labor incidental to the work of operating assigned equipment; services and maintains equipment.
Performs highway department maintenance and repair including constructing, repairing, and
patching streets and sidewalks, cleaning catch basins and drainage lines, cold patching and blacktopping, installing and repairing guard rails, fencing and signs, trimming brush, building
maintenance and painting lines on roads and parking lots.
Operates vehicles and equipment for snow and ice control work; plows, sands/salts street
s and sidewalks; plows municipal parking lots and schoolyards; performs emergency road repairs and other public works related emergency repairs as required.
Makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment; may change batteries, oil, tires, brakes, grease and otherwise service equipment.
Performs related work as assigned.
The employee works under field conditions with unavoidable exposure to bad weather and a variety of hazardous conditions such as dust, fumes and hazards associated with construction sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud and occasionally very loud.
The work schedule is generally 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (lunch break 30 minutes).
Some workdays may be longer than eight hours, particularly during the winter months and
emergency situations. This schedule may be revised with the approval of the Highway
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
High School diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent; one to two years of experience in public works
construction and maintenance activities and at least six months experience in the operation of pick-up and dump trucks, front-end loaders and backhoes; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Class B Commercial Drivers License with Air Brake Endorsement
Class 2A Hoisting Engineers License preferred or obtainable within 3 months of employment.
Knowledge, Ability, Skill
Working knowledge of public works equipment operation and mechanics.
Working knowledge of construction and maintenance procedures.
Some knowledge of the geography of the community.
Must be able to take and comprehend verbal and written instructions appropriate to Highway
Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments and to service automotive equipment.
Skill in the operation of highway equipment including front-end loader, backhoe, grader, tractor and other large machines.
Ability to perform strenuous duties under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
Ability to deal with the public in a courteous manner.
The job requires the ability to operate equipment including but not limited to t
he following: heavy equipment such as a dump truck, backhoe, loader and grader; wood chipper, light trucks; pneumatic tools such as a jack hammer, chain saw; power tools; hand tools; lawnmower and trimmer; telephone and copy machines.
Frequent strenuous physical effort is required to perform the duties of this job. The employee is
frequently required to sit, stand, talk, walk, hear and operate vehicles and equipment. The
employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp, push and pull and manipulate
or controls and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to use feet for repetitive
movements operating foot controls. The employee is frequently required to bend, squat, kneel,
climb, reach and twist. Frequent movement in and ou
t of equipment and vehicles is required.
The employee must lift and carry on a frequent and continuous basis, weights of 50 to 100 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Ability to use and wear personal protective equipment and clothing such as hearing protection, eye protection, foot and hand protection and respiratory protection.
A copy of the job application form may be found at https://www.burgy.org/sites/williamsburgma/files/uploads/employment_application_2016_0.pdf or in person at the Selectboard Office, 141 Main Street, Haydenville Monday through Thursday 9-3.
Applications will be accepted at the Board of Selectmens office until the position is filled. EOE